Back to normal

Today’s guest picture which was sent by my brother-in-law Mike, shows his granddaughter Lara practising to be a ton up kid. After the excitements of yesterday, life retuned to normal today and Dropscone appeared promptly after breakfast and we went off for our usual morning run.  The weather kept up its recent record of beingContinue reading “Back to normal”

Unexpected treat

Today’s guest picture is from another visit earlier this month to mainland Europe by my brother.  This time his wife and he were in Bruges where they saw this 11th Century hospital across a canal. After an early breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal left for Edinburgh where she lent a helping hand with Matilda.  She took aContinue reading “Unexpected treat”

Mrs Tootlepedal is out to lunch again

Today’s guest picture shows Matilda enjoying a little sunshine but warmly clad in the hat and shawl which her granny knitted for her. Mrs Tootlepedal was in adventurous mood again today and since the wind was light and the weather was fair, she suggested lunch at Newcastleton. Newcastleton is only ten miles away but betweenContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is out to lunch again”

Sitting doing nothing

Today’s picture, sent by my friend and neighbour Bruce,  shows a young blackbird having a splash in the bird bath in his garden. We could all have done with a bit of a splash today as it was very warm and rather close too.  After averaging 20 miles day for the first half of theContinue reading “Sitting doing nothing”

Far too much sun

Today’s picture was sent to me by Dropscone.  He was very proud of his younger daughter’s eye for a bargain when he found that she had purchased this tray of doughnuts on special offer for only 20p.  Quite her father’s child.  He tells me that it was he who has eaten the missing two doughnuts.Continue reading “Far too much sun”


Today’s picture shows my middle sister Mary getting out and about on her newly installed hip.   Hip hip hooray. She got out a lot more than I did today.  Mrs Tootlepedal was still laid up with a mild indisposition picked while by visiting foreign parts (we should have boiled the water before drinking it) andContinue reading “Harried”

From moorland to seashore

Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent riverside walk and shows a gull making its escape from the Tower of London. We had some hints of sunshine when we woke this morning, combined with some hints of snow to go with it.  In the end we got neither to any great extent, althoughContinue reading “From moorland to seashore”